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About the Senate

The Student Senate came about in the spring semester of 2002 with the ratifying of its Constitution. On May 3, 2002 the first Student Senate meeting was held in the Office of Student Life. Today, the Student Senate assembles for regular sessions on a biweekly basis and for emergency sessions as necessary.

The Student Senate is the main avenue of governance for the students. The Student Senate deals with pertinent issues that affect the day-to-day lives of students at The University of Scranton. The Senate is chaired by the Vice-President of Student Government who votes only in the case of a tie. The other Executive members of Student Government are the President, a non-voting member with veto authority, as well as the Secretary, Treasurer, Director of Communication, and Director of Technology, all of whom are non-voting members. The body of the Student Senate is made up of four representatives from each class, two commuter representatives, two off-campus representatives, three resident representatives, and one international representative for a total of 24 members.

There are five standing committees formed out of the Senate: Academic and Scholastic Affairs, Appropriations, Athletics and Programming, Campus Life and Dining Services, Safety, Justice, and Service. Proposed legislation is sent to the appropriate committee for research and development at the discretion of the Chair. The Executive Treasurer advises the Appropriations Committee. A Senator is appointed by the Executive Council to chair each of the committees.

Senators

Class of 2020

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Marah Alian

Major: Neuroscience
Minor: Biochemistry
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Zoe Haggerty

Major: Philosophy and Theology
Minor: Biology
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Claire Jarvis

Major: Ocupational Therapy
Minor: Counseling & Human Services
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Brian Kilner

Major: Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Philsophy

Class of 2021

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Rachael Gallagher

Major: Ocupational Therapy
Minor: Psychology
Concentration: Human Development
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Chris Connolly

Major: Biology
Minor:  Biochemistry
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Abigail Corrigan

Major: Marketing
Minor: Business Analytics
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Brittany Balliet

Major: Biology
Minor: Criminal Justice

Class of 2022

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Conor Nealon

Major: Political Science and Strategic Communication
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Adrianna Smith

Major: Kinesiology and Philosophy
Minor: Theology and Biochemistry
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James Peracchio

Major: Accounting and Finance
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Kiran Sharma

Major: Economics
Minor: Mathematics

Class of 2023

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Claire Sunday

Major: Political Science
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Aaron Asiedu-Wiafe

Major: Kinesiology
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Diya Patel

Major: Political Science and Criminal Justice
Concentration: Legal Studies
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Josephine Middleton

Major: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
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Jacob Myers

Major: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
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Matthew Marcotte

Major: Forensic Accounting
Minor: Business Leadership and Criminal Justice
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Bailey McLaughlin

Major: Ocupational Therapy
Minor: Psychology 
Concentration: Human Development
Commuter
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Mahad Muhammed

Major: Biology
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Enis Murtaj

Major: Accounting
Off-Campus
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Maria Deiser

Major: Finance
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Lauren Ryan

Major: Biology
International
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Hsin Yun Hsieh

Major: Finance and Economic Law

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